J.D. Martinez appears to have been a pretty good fit for Boston even before he reportedly signed with the Red Sox.
The slugger doesn’t tweet often, but one of his most recent tweets is a pretty fitting omen in hindsight. During halftime of Super Bowl LII, the 30-year-old lauded the performance of pop star Justin Timberlake, but that wasn’t all.
With the New England Patriots down 22-12 at the break to the Philadelphia Eagles, Martinez made sure to also show his support for both the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady on Twitter.
Not a bad way to get on the new fanbase’s good side without even knowing it.
Of course, his well wishes didn’t pay off in the end, as the Patriots fell 41-33. Nevertheless, it sounds like he unknowingly was getting a head start on assimilating into Boston’s sports culture.